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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Geschke

76 2000 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Warnock

75 2001 Independent Chairman of the Board

Shantanu Narayen

52 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Garrett

58 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Matthew Thompson

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations

Abhay Parasnis

41 2015 Senior Vice President - Adobe's Cloud Technology and Services, Chief Technology Officer

Cynthia Stoddard

2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ann Lewnes

54 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Dillon

57 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Bryan Lamkin

55 2015 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media

Bradley Rencher

42 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Marketing Business Unit

Donna Morris

48 2015 Senior Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience

Mihir Nanavati

2016 Senior Vice President - Product

Richard Rowley

59 2006 Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Amy Banse

56 2012 Independent Director

Edward Barnholt

72 2005 Independent Director

Robert Burgess

58 2005 Independent Director

Frank Calderoni

58 2012 Independent Director

James Daley

74 2001 Independent Director

Laura Desmond

50 2012 Independent Director

Daniel Rosensweig

54 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Geschke

Dr. Charles M. Geschke, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Geschke was a founder of Adobe and has served as our Chairman of the Board since September 1997, sharing that office with John E. Warnock. He was our Chief Operating Officer from December 1986 until July 1994 and our President from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000. Dr. Geschke holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. As a co-founder of Adobe and its former President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Geschke has experience growing Adobe from a start-up to a large publicly traded company.

John Warnock

Dr. John E. Warnock, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Company. Dr. Warnock was a founder of Adobe and has been our Chairman of the Board since April 1989. Since September 1997, he has shared the position of Chairman with Charles M. Geschke. Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1982 until December 2000. From December 2000 until his retirement in March 2001, Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Warnock currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Salon Media Group, Inc. Dr. Warnock holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah.

Shantanu Narayen

Mr. Shantanu Narayen is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Narayen currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of our engineering technology group. In January 1999, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Products, and in March 2001 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing and Development. In January 2005, Mr. Narayen was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and effective December 2007, he was appointed our Chief Executive Officer and joined our Board of Directors. Mr. Narayen serves on the board of directors of Pfizer Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. He previously served as a director of Dell Inc. from September 2009 to October 2013. Mr. Narayen holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in India, a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Garrett

Mr. Mark Garrett is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Software Group of EMC Corporation, a products, services and solutions provider for information management and storage, from June 2004 to January 2007, his most recent position since EMC’s acquisition of Documentum, Inc., an enterprise content management company, in December 2003. Mr. Garrett first joined Documentum as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1997, holding that position through October 1999 and then re-joining Documentum as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Mr. Garrett is also a director of Informatica Corporation and Model N, Inc.

Matthew Thompson

Mr. Matthew A. Thompson is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations of the Company. He joined Adobe in January 2007 as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. In January 2013, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Borland Software Corporation, a software delivery optimization solutions provider, from October 2003 to December 2006. Prior to joining Borland, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for Marimba, Inc., a provider of products and services for software change and configuration management, from February 2001 to January 2003. From July 2000 to January 2001, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Calico Commerce, Inc., a provider of eBusiness applications. Prior to joining Calico, Mr. Thompson spent six years at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic design technologies. While at Cadence, from January 1998 to June 2000, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations and from April 1994 to January 1998 as Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services.

Abhay Parasnis

Mr. Abhay Parasnis is Senior Vice President - Adobe's Cloud Technology and Services, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Kony, Inc. from March 2013 to March 2015. From January 2012 to November 2013, Mr. Parasnis was a Senior Vice President and later Strategic Advisor for the Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was General Manager of Microsoft Azure AppFabric at Microsoft from April 2009 to December 2011.

Cynthia Stoddard

Ms. Cynthia Stoddard has appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Effective June 13. Stoddard will lead the strategy, development and deployment of a scalable technology and business infrastructure to support Adobe's cloud platform business – which includes Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. In addition, she will spearhead a global strategy for delivering services that form the mission-critical backbone for the company. This includes delivering productivity to employees everywhere, and providing the information and data services for real-time decision making and personalized customer experiences. Stoddard is an IT industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology and software development. Most recently, she was chief information officer and senior vice president at data storage and management company NetApp, where she led the company's traditional IT functions while also expanding focus on innovation, customer-facing programs and strategic partnerships. She previously held a number of information technology and technical leadership positions at supply chain, retail and technology companies including Safeway Inc. and APL Limited.

Ann Lewnes

Ms. Ann Lewnes is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She joined Adobe in November 2006 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, Ms. Lewnes spent 20 years at Intel Corporation, where she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Lewnes has been elected to the board of directors of Mattel, Inc., effective February 1, 2015.

Michael Dillon

Mr. Michael A. Dillon is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dillon joined Adobe in August 2012 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Dillon served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Silver Spring Networks, a networking solutions provider, from November 2010 to August 2012. Before joining Silver Spring Networks, Mr. Dillon served in various capacities at Sun Microsystems, a diversified computer networking company, prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. While at Sun Microsystems, from April 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Dillon served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, from April 2004 to April 2006, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and from July 2002 to March 2004 as Vice President, Products Law Group. From October 1999 until June 2002, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ONI Systems Corp, an optical networking company.

Bryan Lamkin

Mr. Bryan S. Lamkin is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media of the Company. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media. He rejoined Adobe in February 2013 as Senior Vice President, Technology and Corporate Development. From June 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Lamkin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clover, a mobile payments platform. Prior to Clover, Mr. Lamkin co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bagcheck, a sharing and discovery platform, from June 2010 to May 2011. From April 2009 to June 2010, Mr. Lamkin served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Applications at Yahoo!, a global technology company providing online search, content and communication tools. From May 2008 to April 2009 Mr. Lamkin served as Executive in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. Mr. Lamkin previously was with Adobe from 1992 to 2006 and held various senior management positions including Senior Vice President, Creative Solutions Business Unit.

Bradley Rencher

Mr. Bradley Rencher is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Marketing Business Unit of the Company. Mr. Rencher joined Omniture, Inc. in January 2008 as Vice President of Corporate Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Operations prior to Adobe’s acquisition of Omniture in 2009. Following the acquisition he joined Adobe as Vice President of Business Operations. Mr. Rencher was promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Omniture business unit in 2010 and subsequently to Senior Vice President in 2011. Prior to joining Omniture, Mr. Rencher was a member of the technology investment banking team at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2008 and a member of the investment banking team at RBC Capital Markets from 1998 to 2004.

Donna Morris

Ms. Donna Morris is Senior Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience of the Company. She joined Adobe as Senior Director of Global Talent Management in April 2002 through the acquisition of Accelio Corporation, a Canadian software company, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources and Learning. In December 2005 Ms. Morris was promoted to Vice President Global Human Resources Operations and subsequently to Senior Vice President Human Resources in March 2007.

Mihir Nanavati

Richard Rowley

Mr. Richard T. Rowley, CPA., is Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer at Synopsys, Inc., a semiconductor design software company, from December 2002 to September 2005 and from 1999 to December 2002, Mr. Rowley served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rowley served in several finance-related positions at Synopsys. Mr. Rowley is a certified public accountant.

Amy Banse

Ms. Amy L. Banse is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Banse serves as Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation. Prior to this role, she was President of Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast responsible for developing Comcast’s online strategy and operating Comcast’s digital properties, including Fandango, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com. Ms. Banse joined Comcast in 1991 and spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio. She received a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Edward Barnholt

Mr. Edward W. Barnholt is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barnholt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a measurement company, from March 1999 to March 2005 and as its Chairman of the Board from November 2002 until his retirement in March 2005. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Barnholt served in several executive positions at Hewlett-Packard Company, a computer and electronics company, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Measurements Organization. Mr. Barnholt currently serves on the board of directors of eBay Inc., a global online marketplace, and as Chairman of the Board of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a provider of process control and yield management solutions. Mr. Barnholt holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert Burgess

Mr. Robert K. Burgess is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burgess has been an independent consultant since December 2005. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Macromedia, Inc., a provider of Internet and multimedia software, from November 1996 to January 2005. He also served on the board of directors of Macromedia from November 1996 until December 2005, as Chairman of the Board of Macromedia from July 1998 until December 2005 and as Executive Chairman of Macromedia from January 2005 until December 2005, when Macromedia was acquired by Adobe. Prior to joining Macromedia, Mr. Burgess held key executive positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., a graphics and computing company, and from 1991 to 1995 served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Alias Research, Inc., a publicly traded 3D software company, prior to its acquisition by Silicon Graphics. Mr. Burgess currently serves on the board of NVIDIA Corporation, a provider of programmable graphics processing technologies. He previously served on the board of IMRIS Inc. from September 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Burgess holds a B.Com. from McMaster University in Canada.

Frank Calderoni

Mr. Frank A. Calderoni is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat, Inc. Until June 2015, he was an Executive Advisor at Cisco Systems Inc., a designer, manufacturer and seller of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry. From 2008 to January 2015, Mr. Calderoni served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cisco, managing the company’s financial strategy and operations. He joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, a storage networking company where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for SanDisk Corporation, a flash data storage company. Before joining SanDisk, Mr. Calderoni spent 21 years at IBM, a global services, software and systems company, where he became Vice President and held controller responsibilities for several divisions within the company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves on the board of Nimble Storage, Inc., a flash storage solutions company. Mr. Calderoni holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

James Daley

Mr. James E. Daley is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daley has been an independent consultant since his retirement in July 2003 from Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology service company. Mr. Daley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EDS from March 1999 to February 2003, and as its Executive Vice President of Client Solutions, Global Sales and Marketing from February 2003 to July 2003. From 1963 until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Daley was with Price Waterhouse, L.L.P., an accounting firm, where he served as Co-Chairman-Operations and Vice-Chairman-International from 1988 to 1998. Mr. Daley currently serves on the board of directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Mr. Daley holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University.

Laura Desmond

Ms. Laura B. Desmond is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Desmond is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), a global marketing and media services company which is part of the Publicis Groupe. She is also the Chief Revenue Officer of the Publicis Groupe P12, an executive committee, and a member of the Directoire+, a management board, which are both comprised of the company’s top global leaders. Prior to her appointment as Global Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Ms. Desmond was Chief Executive Officer of SMG–The Americas from 2007 to 2008 where she managed a network spanning the United States, Canada and Latin America. She was Chief Executive Officer of MediaVest, based in New York, from 2003 to 2007, and from 2000 to 2002 she was Chief Executive Officer of SMG’s Latin America group. Ms. Desmond previously served as a director of Tremor Video, Inc. from January 2012 to September 2013. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Daniel Rosensweig

Mr. Daniel L. Rosensweig is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosensweig is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Chegg.com, an online textbook rental company. Prior to joining Chegg.com in February 2010, Mr. Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, Inc., a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Prior to joining RedOctane in March 2009, Mr. Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. Prior to joining the Quadrangle Group in August 2007, Mr. Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! Inc., an Internet content and service provider, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Rosensweig was President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media company, which he joined in October 2000. Mr. Rosensweig served for 18 years with Ziff-Davis, an integrated media and marketing services company, including roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary ZDNet, from 1997 until 2000 when ZDNet was acquired by CNET. Mr. Rosensweig holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.